Prison-To-School Pipeline and Race Discussions | Last Week’s Best Articles In Education

Our team is always seeking the latest news in the field of education. As advocates for a quality education for ALL students, we know we have to stay up-to-date on everything that’s going on in the education spheres of our nation…from the White House to the local public school district, from new legislation to the small acts of bravery and kindness made by a single teacher, from the milestones and celebrations to the hazardous injustices affecting many of our nations students.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…because we believe you should stay up-to-date, too!

 


 
Coming Up Empty on the Other End of the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Overage, Under-credited, Unwanted

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Coming Up Empty on the Other End of the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Overage, Under-credited, Unwanted via The 74 Million

We need to make the prison to school pipeline easier for once-jailed teens. The chance to learn and change is not over for these students, and we need to give them the chance. The 74 Million digs into this issue in this article.

“The debate about the pipeline, which opens with harsh discipline being disproportionately meted out to students of color and those with disabilities, has mostly centered on what can be done at the starting point — in school — to divert these same students from ending up in jail.”
 


 
Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers

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Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers via NPR

“If we don’t start having these conversations, people explode — and not just conversations, but fix things, fast.” – Kaya Henderson, former superintendent of DC public schools.

Recent public stances by different groups have sparked conversations among education reformers. How do we solve the issues? NPR takes a closer look.
 
“Some education leaders are rushing to embrace the newly frank conversation about the racial impact of education reforms. Others are caught awkwardly in the middle. And some — especially conservative — reformers feel alienated.”
 


 

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